Five Tips for Staying Hydrated & Healthy

Staying Hydrated is one of the keys to staying healthy. Without adequate hydration our bodes will struggle with general upkeep of the body systems.

Our digestive system, our circulation and our hormonal systems all depend upon hydration. Imagine the a river drying up - picture the damage done downstream to the plants and animals trying to survive.

The river in our bodies - the circulatory system - provides nourishment to all the organ systems:

  • Circulation - Our circulatory system provides oxygen and nutrients
  • Nervous System - the circulatory system nourishes the nerves of our bodies.
  • Digestion - in order to digest we need water
  • Immune Function - our lymphatic system allows our bodies to receive protection from the immune system

✓ Some of the symptoms of dehydration
✓ headaches
✓ constipation
✓ tingling in extremities
✓ sore muscles and
✓ fatigue

How much Water do you need?

  • 1 mL/calories eaten
  • 2L of water average person daily
  • Simply to function the systems of the body need 1.5 litres of water. In order to make up for lost water through urination and sweat we need to drink more water.

So, give your body a hand and try a few natural remedies to hydrate your muscles, your organs and your mind.

1. Coconut Water

  • – hello, I could def drink one coconut a day. Getting these babies home and finding space in a tiny HK fridge is another challenge.
  • The natural super-power of coconut water = the ability to hydrate all who drink her essences.

2. Natural Sports Drink

  • – I’ve taken a few recipes and put them together as suits a sugar-free diet. While on the Whole30 diet you will want to avoid consuming any sugars, thus using fruit juices and dried fruits are you better options when making a drink to hydrate your body.
  • 1 quart water (filtered if possible; but bottled is not necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt (this salt contains minerals from the mountains of Pakistan)
  • 1/2 lime freshly juiced (or other fruit juice) freshly sliced cucumbers*
  • (optional to soak a date in warm water for sweetening and good electrolytes) {inspired by wellnessmama]

3. Tepid Water

  • Take regular sips of tepid water. People tend to drink cold water too quickly. So keep your water room temperature and drink slowly throughout the day.

4. Powdered Magnesium “Hydrates” Muscle

  • Powdered magnesium will help reduce the cramping effects on your muscles. Magnesium is involved in the process of relaxing the contraction of muscles.

5. Don’t Hyper-Hydrate
Too much water?

  • Yes, you can hyper-hydrate - you can drink too much water. As a result your cells will start to spill nutrients and you will end up peeing out all the good nutrients.
  • Once you are thirsty, it is too late - you are already dehydrated.
  • The importance of water is paramount, however, it is possible to over-drink. When we over-drink and over-hydrate the electrolytes and nutrients in our bodies become too dilute. Our kidneys are over stressed and we lose our electrolytes – wrong
  • *Who knew the spas had it so right? Cucumbers contain a lot of water. Adding cucumbers, watermelon, celery, radish (ooh so spicey!), star fruit – so PRETTY – or strawberries to your liquid beverages will give an added kick of flavour and improve the balance of salt in your system.